Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
Three outstanding senior pitchers have anchored the 2012 Westbury varsity baseball team: Ralph Davis, Billy Casseus and Brandon Percival.
The team began their season with a home opening victory over Carle Place, 5-0, on March 30. Ralph Davis pitched and struck out 11 batters. This was a non-league game but a game that has been part of both team’s schedules for the past few years. It has been a well-played game with excellent sportsmanship for both of these neighboring baseball programs.
Westbury then began their countywide conference schedule against Elmont, who got the better of Westbury in the first two games. In game three of this series on April 12, Westbury rebounded and handed Elmont a 5-1 defeat behind the exceptional pitching of Billy Casseus. He struck out 13 Elmont batters over five-and-one-third innings. He allowed only three hits in this victory, which was Elmont’s only loss of the season at that point. The next league opponent for Westbury was Hempstead. On April 16, Westbury took the first game of this series with a 17-8 victory. Hempstead won game two of the series, 5-2, despite a strong seven-inning outing from Westbury pitcher Brandon Percival.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:00
Once a week, Robert Blume goes to Virpa Convenience on Carman Ave. to buy breakfast and lottery tickets. When he bought his Mega Millions and Powerball tickets on Sunday, Oct. 20, it was just like any other day. But when he went in to Virpa to check his tickets later that week, life changed forever.
He won $7 with his Mega Millions ticket, and then ran his Powerball ticket through the ticket check. Instead of the usual reading of “Sorry You Are Not A Winner,” he saw a message that said ‘Big Winner. See Retailer.’
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
“Art is beautiful. It's all around us and makes you see the world in a different way. Anyone can learn to paint, it just takes time, but when you do, you never look at clouds the same way or water the same way or even at the beach the same way.” These are the words of Westbury’s own artist and teacher Laura Meshover. Her captivating oil paintings exhibit the very essence of photo realism.
“I always knew I wanted to be an artist even from way back at a young age,” explained Meshover. “I used to take painting lessons in my neighbor’s basement when I was a little girl. You can’t do that kind of stuff anymore,” she said with a laugh.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The wrestling team at Westbury High School looks forward to a fresh start this season. Last year, they struggled to stay atop the Nassau Conference, but this time, the team has a lot of valuable pieces that are crucial for them to flip the script and potentially climb to the top of the standings.
One of the shining stars in the school’s team this year is the dominating Raeco Jackson. For the past two seasons, Jackson has had an extraordinary winning record in the 113 and 120 weight classes. “Last year, my record was 28-5 and the year before that it was 30-5,” he said. With a total record of 58 wins and 10 losses, he has won 85 percent of his matches. His impressive feat helped Jackson receive all-county honors last season.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
The Carle Place boys’ varsity soccer team made school history on Nov. 17, when they captured the NYS Class B championship title. It ended a long journey during which the team never lost a game. Carle Place was the only team in the state to go undefeated — and that includes all classifications. The final statistics were an impressive 18 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie; 56 goals for, 6 against, and 14 shutouts.